Here below is a Website DRAFT Copy of the GMM Program Invite Letter,
Soon to be referred to in our EMAILS as:
If you are applying For The First Time, please include a copy of your Church or Individual Doctrinal Statement of Faith.
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
( God's Square Mile At The Jersey Shore )
*** GMM DRAFT PGM-INVITE LETTER ***
===> AN EMAIL ENTITLED 2020 Procedure WILL BE SENT TO OUR PROGRAM INVITE EMAIL ADDRESSES WE HAVE ON FILE. IT REFERS TO THE 2020 GMM PGM-INVITE LETTER WITH REPLY-FORM BELOW. YOU WILL FIND A HYMN-REQUEST MEMO & A VOLUME-CONTROL REMINDER FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE AS WELL.
WHEN YOU RESPOND BY EMAIL, PLEASE PUT ON THE SUBJECT LINE:
20GMM/GROUP NAME/CONTACT PERSON NAME+PHONE #.
THAT WAY WE CAN FIND YOU ON EMAILS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. <===
GOSPEL MUSICAL MINISTRY (GMM SERIES) ~ BOARDWALK CONCERTS
( Pgm Contact: GMM PROGRAMS: PO BOX 422 Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
OGCMA Office: 732-775-0035 Email Address: [email protected] )
DEAR FRIENDS: RE: 2020 PROGRAM OR TABLE PROMO INVITATION LETTER
We had another great summer of gospel music, evangelistic outreach, Bible Education & Holiness Emphasis programs, here along the Jersey Shore. What a joy to share the saving knowledge of Christ found in Jesus by giving out the gospel message + encouraging believers, visitors, vacationers, and residents, on the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Grounds.
POSSIBLE PROGRAM: Plans are in progress for the 2020 Summer Season, and we would like to know if you/your church or organization has a Music Ministry Program group of some type: Children’s/Youth/ Young Adult/Adult Choir, Chorus, Quartet, Singers, Praise Team, or other musical-type group which might like to present a gospel musical program here on the Ocean Grove Boardwalk.
POSSIBLE TABLE PROMO: AND/OR, perhaps you may wish to have an Outreach/Promotion Table on a busy Fri, Sat, or Sun, or Weekday, to promote your Christian Organization or Ministry; In between programs or during your program, having a brief 3-4 minute Ministry Promo Spot?
If you are desiring to present a program, we try to keep the programs to an hour, with occasional scripture, or testimonies; we appreciate your mentioning a short comment or statement or short message about salvation, explaining what the born-again experience is all about and/or sowing seeds so folks might be led on the right path or understand how to begin that walk; maybe using a verse(s) like: John 3:16, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:31, Luke 19:10, Mark 16:16, Ephesians 2: 8-9, John 14:6, etc...; possibly include some sing-a-longs/maybe bring song-sheets with your contact info on them?; we appreciate more traditional hymns and choruses and classical music in your programs; some groups do blended contemporary with original numbers; all contemporary selections don't really relate with our folks; we have also had some gospel puppet groups, clear gospel magicians, drama, comedians, etc...).
WE DESIRE A BALANCE OF MUSICAL STYLES, BUT IF YOU DO 95+% TRADITIONAL HYMNS ->> YOU GO TO THE HEAD OF THE LIST AND ARE PUT ON THE SECOND PROGRAM SLOT LIST... MY CONTINUING TERMINOLOGY, CALLED HYMNOLOGY 22.214.171.124... ( 3.2.2 Means our REQUEST to start off with 3 hymns, then other-contemporary or originals, then aim for 2 more traditional hymns, then other-contemporary or originals, then aim to close with 2 traditional hymns..., ). We want to have well-known traditional ORIGINAL gospel hymn WORDS & TUNES for all ages/experiences to appreciate. (On these Traditional Hymns: please ONLY use TRADITIONAL hymn TUNES & WORDS, without bridges to contemporary words/tunes or contemporary songs which then bridge to a hymn/partial hymn chorus).
On the website: jerseyshoregospel.com, and by finding the OG1/GMM Box, there is a “GMM PGM LIST TO DATE" with tentative GMM programs scheduled-to-date. A Hymn Request List and Volume Reminder Memo follow as well. ORIGINAL Hymn Words and Tunes can be found on the Internet, for your group to learn and review... for Ocean Grove.
The Boardwalk Pavilion is a covered, open-air facility with electricity, seating about 250 inside/200 outside (however audience numbers really vary according to vacationer schedules/weather, boardwalk/town activities, surf, etc..). All donations go to your group; beach passes may be provided for your singers and helpers. It can be a ministry-witness opportunity and a fun-day at the beach for your group.
Groups bring their own SMALL Sound Systems for comfortable volume balances; some use instruments, keyboards, tape/cd backgrounds, etc..; our preference is NOT for heavy base guitar or heavy drum sounds (maybe doing some selections without drums?), AND NOT miking of same; try some/more acoustical, with very little or no reverb; our aim is for clear words. I have available some small karaoke-type PA equipment in my car if needed.
We would appreciate hearing from someone/contact person for your group as soon as possible if you would like to participate. Please pass this form/email on to the proper person/committee for consideration. Please return the REPLY-FORM found below CIRCLING SEVERAL DATES/TIME SLOTS for me to juggle+ confirm a date with you. We look forward to enthusiastic/evangelical/gospel-preaching/Bible-believing churches/organizations & individuals/performing singers or groups embracing same.
We would like responses, BY EMAIL, As Soon As Possible to start confirming/listing programs for publicity/website. We add programs until all slots are filled. PLEASE PUT ON THE SUBJECT LINE:
20GMM/PROGRAM NAME/CONTACT PERSON & PHONE NUMBER.
We will TRY to list your email replies on the "GMM 2020 REPLY LIST", then moving program names to the GMM POSTER found right above the "GMM PGM LIST TO DATE", as the program date and time are slotted in. Please call / write / email with questions/suggestions. YOU CAN REPLY USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS SENDING YOU THIS PGM-INVITE LETTER PROCEDURE.
CONTINUING THIS YEAR: Times for Sundays: 2pm and 4pm. We would also like no drums and primarily traditional hymns on Sunday afternoon programs. It's more of a solemn Holiness Sabbath day for many faith backgrounds who are more traditional in their church services and formats; and they would appreciate more choral-type, hymn arrangements and pleasantly drum-free Sunday afternoons or evenings.
For new groups: please send me a copy of your church/organization/individual doctrinal statement of faith that you use, for our files. We use the trans-denominational statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals as a guideline, with some additional thoughts about our Scriptural Holiness tradition. (I can send one on request). (We are a more traditional gospel music ministry with a variety of music styles for all to appreciate and enjoy, but really not in tune with some of the entertainment-driven/"Emerging Church" promotional philosophies and emphasis that exist in christendom these days...; not appreciating "Prophetic
Music" styles or "Word of Knowledge/Faith" practices with their heavy charismatic connections; please leave slaying of the spirit or tongues-speaking back at your home church location; desiring this series to stay more with our Holiness/Traditional roots, foundation, and purpose).
SOME NEW & REMINDERS: (1) Please keep all animals at home, the township has a NO Animals Policy for the Boardwalk & Beach from May through October. (2) For the COMFORT Of ALL, PLEASE NO SMOKING or VAPING In and Around the Boardwalk Pavilion and in all Pavilion seating areas. The township has a NO Smoking Policy as well.
Thanks so much, Don Cleaves, GMM SERIES VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR.
THIS FOLLOWING REPLY-FORM IS NOT INTERACTIVE THOUGH. YOU MAY:
(1) COPY AND PASTE, FILL IN, AND SEND BACK IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL.
(2) PRINT THE FORM, FILL OUT, THEN RETURN AS A PDF ATTACHMENT, OR
RETURN IN REGULAR MAIL TO OUR ABOVE ADDRESS.
(3) OR, JUST SHOOT ME AN EMAIL WITH SOME SUGGESTED DATES/TIMESLOTS
THAT ARE GOOD FOR YOU/YOUR GROUP.
( BE SURE TO MARK/LIST CLEARLY SEVERAL DATES+TIMES REQUESTED, PERHAPS IN
PREFERENTIAL ORDER, SO WE CAN JUGGLE AND GET YOU ON THE SCHEDULE ).
AGAIN --> PLEASE PUT ON THE SUBJECT LINE:
20GMM/GROUP NAME/CONTACT NAME & PHONE NUMBER.
T H A N K S
2020 REPLY FORM (WEB)
P R O G R A M OR T A B L E P R O M O
( INFORMATION & GENERAL QUESTIONS )
EMAIL REPLY ADDRESS:
CONTACT FULL ADDRESS:
SHOULD I UPDATE ANY CHANGE ?
1) PICTURE DETAILS THIS YEAR >>> if you want
us to have your picture, and to keep them current,
Please send your picture ON A POSTER, 8 1/2 x 11,
with our GMM INFO ALONG THE TOP or
BOTTOM. Then leave a space for us to write in
the: Day, Date, Time, then Your Picture Below,
Then Your Info desired Below or on the Side
of your Picture. Please send ASAP. There is a
Sample Poster under: "SAMPLE GMM POSTER INFO"
on this website for you to Use as a Guideline.
2) If you want us to have your COMPLETED POSTERS, please send 6-7 ( or email 1:
With LARGE FONT sizes for: Day/Date/Time).
3) Set-up time: [ ] Take-down time: [ ]
(We need to know for scheduling)
4) Your program category? ( Please Mark ):
Traditional Hymns ( ORIGINAL TUNES & WORDS To Be Considered as Hymns )
OLDER Choruses Classical Popular Christian
Contemporary/Acoustical Blended-Contemporary/Please NO Heavy Beat
Instruments Tape/CD tracks
Pr. & Worship-Blended Pr. & Worship-Mostly LIGHT Contemporary
(PLEASE CIRCLE, UNDERLINE, CHECK, COLOR or SOME HOW MARK GOOD DATES FOR YOU):
2020 GMM SUMMER BOARDWALK POSSIBLE DATES:
Generally: June(Weekends) & July+Aug: Tue & Thu & Fri & Sat: 1:30, 3:30, 7pm; Sun: 2 & 4pm.
‘20 > JUNE: 6, 12, 13, 14, 21, 26, 27, 28.
‘20 > JULY: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31.
‘20 > AUG: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30.
‘20 > SEP: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12
( Appreciate Southern Gospel Music Programs & More Just Traditional-Hymn Programs )
NOTES: QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, or SUGGESTIONS: